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“Absolute garbage. Avoid at all costs”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Bice Mare

Bice Mare
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Ranked #395 of 9,470 Restaurants in Dubai
Price range: $20 - $40
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Downtown Dubai
Description: The award winning & contemporary fine dining restaurant, BICE Mare, serves Italian & seafood inspired cuisine in the heart of downtown Dubai with its jam packed terrace outlooking the iconic Burj Khalifah & grand fountain show packing in the crowds daily & nightly who visit regularly to enjoy the restaurants great ambience & mouth watering cuisine cooked by the award winning Chef Francesco & his talented Italian kitchen team leaving guests immersed in the most pleasurable dining experience at every visit.
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“Absolute garbage. Avoid at all costs”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

Went for dinner a couple of weeks ago and am just getting to the point where I can write a god awful review. You can imagine where my head was when leaving the restaurant. This place sucks. The food is unimaginative, served tepid and wildly overpriced. The wine list is ok but at prices that would make a loan shark blush, even on Dubai standards. The location is ok but only if you sit outside which one cannot do 6 months of the year in Dubai. The food was junk and after spending nearly $500 for two people (note the comment on wine prices) I was tempted to stick my finger down my throat. Do yourself a favor and save a fortune by going to the Dubai Zoo and sticking your head in a hippo's butt for a much more pleasurable dining experience.

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“Disappointed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013 via mobile

Booked here so we could watch the fountains.
The location is excellent, but thats where the good stuff ends.
We ordered two main courses as it was so hot we didnt want three courses, the waitress was very pushy asking us to order a starter so we coud eat whilst we waited for our mains, once again we said it was fine and we'd just stick with the main courses and the wine. She also tried to push me into changing my lobster ravioli into the more expensive special lobster.
After a couple of minutes two bruschetta were bought to the table, i said we hadnt ordered them and was rudely told that 'the chef doesnt like people not eating starters, so these are complimentary'.

The food arrived within about 10 minutes so hardly the long wait we'd been left to believe.
Food was mediocre, 4 ravioli parcels and 4 clams. The other meal was lacking in presentation and taste.

We had desert, which was nice, but the overall experience was ruined by pushy staff and average food. Definately not worth the money and certainly wouldnt go again

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“A place to watch the Fountain and enjoy Italian food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2013

You need to book a table some time in advance if you want to dine and watch the "dancing fountain" in the evening.

The food was delicious and wine very good and expensive.
A visit to this restaurant is well worth it.

Visited February 2013
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“excellent italian food, expensive, but worth the visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

restaurant with a perfect view to the dancing fountain and Burj. typical high quality Italian food, friendly atmosphere, what else do you want ?
of course all comes with a price.

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“Good Italian”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

We ate here with a group on a business meeting - the food was really good and the views of course overlooking the Dubai fountain right in front of the burgh Khalifa is immense!
A little disappointed in the way the waitress advised us that as we were a fairly large group (6 people) she advised that we tried to select the same item from the menu - as everything was cooked freshly ( at these prices I would expect that!) if we all chose different items it would delay matters. When the food arrived it was really good.

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